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    September 23, 2010
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on the world stage. president obama speaks to the u.n. his urgent challenge for mideast peace. and his stern warning for iran. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. kai is off today. here's what people are talking about. a push for peace in the middle east. in his second address to the united nations general assembly, president obama implored world leaders to put aside division and an end to the unrest. manuel gallegus reports for wjz. president obama is calling on world leaders to step up and lend a hand to the middle east peace process. >> peace must be made by israelis and palestinians. but each of us has a responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: the president urged friends of israel to accept a palestinian state and
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asked arab nations to support the palestinian authority, politically and financially. >> president obama says u.s.- led negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of community and pessimism. >> we could have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, solid state of palestine, living in peace with israel. >> reporter: though israel's seat sat empty because of a jewish holiday. >> reporter: during the second speech to the u.n. general assembly, president obama highlighted other issues. >> reporter: working with them, the president said that the u.s. is working with securing nuclear weapons. he told iran, it must aboy with international law. >> the iranian government must confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear
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program. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is addressing the general assembly this afternoon. manuel gallegus, wjz eyewitness news. >> sarah shourd says she plans to meet with iraq's president while he is in new york. denise explained the developments in a fatal crash that killed a truck driver. >> american attorneys for john short and candy baldwin have reached a settlement in the accident. 57-year-old john short died after he swerved to avoid hitting baldwin's car. baldwin's car insurance company is paying the maximum amount of benefits, $100,000, to short's short's widow.
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there was a lawsuit against the state, but it was dropped with a promise to improve the bridge. >> reporter: candy baldwin is now living in alaska and she is healthy. diet pill avandia, to stay on the market. in wjz's healthwatch, the fda is restricting access to the drug considerably, though. new patients will get a prescription to avandia, only if they cannot control their other disease. this is the second time they have decided to keep the drug available to the public. under review. state health regulators are looking at a state hospital under review for procedures. investigation is being made. and it could be sometime.
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>> the maryland department of health and mental hygiene is the second unnamed hospital. to determine if they were performed on patients. >> we have asked the quality to do an on-site utilization view of the hospital. i would have name today in a report. that's an ongoing investigation. and at this point, we are maintaining that confidentiality. >> reporter: st. joseph medical center came under state review, after concern that nearly 600 patients may have had unnecessary stents placed in their body by a cardiologist who previously practiced at st. joseph medical center. he is no longer there. stents are small devices that open blocked arteries. earlier, wjz spoke with this woman who doesn't want to be identified, but has been told she may have received unnecessary stents. >> i just don't feel comfortable with having two stents in me that should not have been there. and this is my life. >> reporter: the court report does not identify the hospital
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or physician or any procedures under review. the report does not name how the hospital in question became the subject of a state review. >> once the report is done and their findings, and that becomes public, we will make folks know about it. >> reporter: officials are also examining the regulatory procedures to try to determine if they're even adequately prepared to handle problems like this. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> wjz will stay on this investigation to bring you new information as soon as it is released. first warning weather predicted them, and last night's storms were powerful. sky eye chopper 13 over an area in monk ton. -- monkton. a good portion of a tree was broken, hanging over a roadway. dangerously close to the power lines. at the height of the storms, 18,000 lost power. as of just a few moments ago, just over 1100 bge customers are without power. the majority in baltimore county. outside right mow, it is
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warm -- now, it is warm. but the humidity will be coming back tomorrow. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk has the updated numbers from first warning weather. bob? ? wasn't -- >> wasn't quite as warm or humid. they were widely scattered. but locally powerful. i can tell you. some folks still don't have power. now, a few little sprinkles and showers have popped up. i mean, they're so isolated, just around the d.c. area. and very, very minor, near leesburg and northern virginia. nothing in the maryland area. warm temperatures ahead of a tonight. cool us down for the weekend. record high is 95. we're predicting 92. or maybe 93. going to get close to very, very hot temperatures before it cools down a lot this weekend. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. let's check in on the roads now with sharon gibala at wjz
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traffic control. so far, nothing too major for the afternoon commute. we have a bunch of accidents. but that's pretty standard stuff. one of them on u.s. 40 at patapsco state park. another at pleasant meadow road. one involves a bicyclist on old harford road. also one on north gay at north front. huntington. north o'donnell at 25. and east belvedere, at east northern parkway. as far as delays go, 95 northbound. four minutes with an average speed of 27 miles an hour. there's a look at your average speeds and drive times on the beltway. pretty typical there. west side inner loop of the beltway, with 31 miles an hour, as your slowest spot on the west side inner loop between 95 and 795. taking a live look outside. that is a look at green spring avenue. and it is backing up on the right on the inner loop. same goes for the west side at the beltway. inner loop is on the left.
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and there is a look at 70. typical jam approaching the beltway in the eastbound lanes as well. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's. bill's has got it all for you. 1-877-75-bills. here's the story of one robbery suspect who was just begging to be caught. the story began at a wal-mart in ohio. alexis christoforous reports for wjz on the trashy ending. >> reporter: here's the view from the windshield. as police race to the scene in ohio. they're headed to rescue a robbery suspect who got himself into a tight spot. >> he is in the trash trap. he said it was a compact. >> reporter: the trouble began at a wal-mart, where officers were called about a break-in. they think james michael brienzo was running from the scene when he chose the wrong place to hide. right after his dumpster dive, a trash compactor arrived for pickup and went right to work.
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brienzo called a friend. and that friend called police. >> he was in a lot of pain. he had been compacted several times. he was just begging us to empty the truck. >> they dumped the trash and untangled brienzo from the pile. the crushing experience left him in critical condition. alexis christoforous, wjz eyewitness news. the suspect is accused of trying to steal about $1,000 worth of merchandise from that wal-mart. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. pop star pulled. the unpopular performance that got katie perry bounced from sesame street. three years and $370 million later, the new mercy hospital is just about to open. so when is the big day? and how will the patients get there? i'm andrea fujii. that story just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. you'll need more money the next time you fuel up at starbucks.
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and the calendar says autumn. but the real feels is all summer. bob is updating the first warning weather forecast coming up. ♪
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a home in iowa comes crashing down with a family inside. the former opera house turned home collapsed without warning. luckily, the people inside were able to get out. investigators believe the collapse is most likely due to structural failure. the owners are waiting to hear if they'll be able to rebuild. in today's consumer watch. important recall for families with young babies. abbott is recalling millions of sim lack infant formula. it could contain insect parts, causing stomach or digestion problems. the affected products were sold
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in plastic containers or plans. visit our website, wjz.com, and click on our recall section. we'll have all of the information there information you need. in less than three months, patients will be moving into the mercy medical building. andrea fujii got a look at the facility's progress. the new mercy hospital building will have three rooftop gardens. >> they are shown to have a good therapeutic effect on patients and staff. >> they will have 259 private patient beds. hospital staff say the new facility is a necessity. >> plus, mercy has seen an extreme amount of growth over the years. and that, filled with the older hospital let us bmed this new one.
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it's right next to the old building. and the first patients will be transferred mid-december. the patients will be wheeled over on sunday morning, december 19th in a system attic way in a six-hour period. >> reporter: once there, planters hope they will be comforted with the greenery, which is also environmentally friendly. >> this will save 15% on costs for the hospital. >> we're standing on the old parking garage. sisters of mercy founded the hospital in 1874. the staff expected the new building to last another sergeant. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the old murphy hospital building will eventually be looking to outpatient hospital care and administrative faith. and a reminder, the prostate challenge is this sunday. make sure you come out for the
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walk, run by our own marty bass. for more information, log onto wjz.com. an uneven day on wall street today. stocks were up for part of the day before dropping off in the final hours of trading. the dow ended up down 77 points. s&p off 9. nasdaq down 7. let's go to new york now. the housing market is showing signs of improvement. sales of previously owned homes rose 7.6% last month, after plummeting in july. the rebound was encouraging, but august was still the second worst month for sales in more than a decade. some analysts are hopeful that home sales have bottomed out. new claims that unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time in five weeks. more evidence the job market remains sluggish.
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new claims for jobless benefits are at 5,000. and blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy as the movie rental chain tries to overcome nearly a billion in debt. its 3300 stores will remain open. though experts predict some will be shut down in the month ahead. blockbuster has been hurt by dvd by mail services, like netflix, cable dvd on demand. and if a flat screen tv is on your holiday wish list, you may get a bargain. causing telephone prices -- television prices to fall. experts say the end of this month, flat screen tv prices am be about 5% lower than they were last year. and they're expected to bottom out in early january. for more headlines, you can stay with cbs money watch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. baltimore county gets nearly $5 million from the government to help pay for last
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winter's blizzards. the federal emergency management agency will reimburse for the costs of the storm. maryland has now received more than $30 million total in reimbursements. i can't even look at those pictures. without cringing. oh, my goodness. the annual forbes list of the richest people in america is out. and a well-known local businessman made the cut again. ravens' owner steve bisciotti fell to number 308 this year. he found the the staffing firm in 1983. today, arrow tech is a $5.6 billion company. there's steve at one of the ravens games. and you know, the ravens home opener is this sunday. you can catch the gape exclus -- game exclusively here on wjz
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13. the game welcomes the rival, cleveland browns sunday. coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:00. the benefits of mammography. surprising results from a new study, coming up in healthwatch. i'm ron matz in mount vernon. need a good read? we'll tell you what is cooking at the baltimore book festival this weekend. the story coming up here on wjz's eyewitness news. it was a warm afternoon. unusual for the first full day of fall. bob will update our first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stores on wjz -- stories on wjz.com. for instant updates, click wjz.com.
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bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage.
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made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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cooler. >> it is the first full day of fall. >> absolutely. came in last night with a bang, didn't it? >> it did. >> big storms. the end of summer storms. they were something, believe me. right now, it's a little cooler than yesterday, by about 3 degrees. but tomorrow, we're going to go back up again. more heat and humidity for the
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second full day of fall. and then big changes for the weekend. 87 now. yesterday afternoon at this time, we were at 90. south wind the at 6. humidity is going to be rising. 83 in elkton. 84 pax river. and only 75. winds off the ocean down there. 79 in oakland. you go up the hill. down the mountain. in the valley. 91 in cumberland. we're talking cumberland into the valley, there's only about 500 feet sea level. this is quite a difference in elevation f. you've ever -- elevation. if you've ever driven out that way, it's a whole different climate. southerly winds. that's going to keep the heat and humidity in for one more day. then we'll see a big change coming in as a front. looks pretty impressive. by the time it gets to us, it will be pretty dry.
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most of the activity will pass to the north. we will have a frontal passage sometime on noon saturday. behind it, it will turn dryer and cooler. as we said, most of the showers, passing well to the north. for the time being, friday, once again, a very warm and increasingly humid day. temperatures tomorrow will be close to the records. now, saturday afternoon, the front will go through. it will turn cooler, very pleasant saturday afternoon, saturday night. nice little breeze as well. now, let's take you down to the tropics. yesterday was just a batch of clouds. now it's got circulation. heading quickly out to the west at 15 miles an hour. expected to be a category 1 hurricane. somewhere around the yucatan. you see the spread. they have it gone into central america, mexico, yucatan, even the gulf of mexico. this will have to be watched. we just don't know exactly where it will be. that's an awfully wide wind, though. a lot of things could happen
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with a lot of these things. and if it does develop, it will be named matthew, by the way. bay temp around 74 degrees. tonight, pretty warm night. it's going to get each warmer -- each warmer tomorrow. 64. hot afternoon with sun and clouds. record is 95. i'm sure some spots will get to 93 and 94 degrees, which will be that close to the warmest ever on that date. >> wow. all right. we'll ski if -- see if we can break a record. don't miss tonight's cbs prime time timelineup after the big bang theory. stick around. at 10:00, it's the mentalist. next. after that, it's eyewitness news at 11:00. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. in charge of our economic recovery. how is it going? tonight, i'll speak with treasury secretary timothy geithner in an exclusive interview. only on the cbs evening news. making progress.
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miners trapped a half mile underground. how they're helping themselves get free. race against time. volunteers struggle to save dozens of stranded whales. and doctors and professional athletes warn about the dangers of concussions. will lawmakers react? eyewitness news at 4:,,,,
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four fofer: -- 4:29. 89 degrees and sunny. wave goodbye to the people on the cruise ship. the health of high school athletes was front and center on capitol hill. congress hearings began on how to protect them from concussions. they can be deadly if athletes are not properly diagnosed and allowed to continue playing. >> reporter: when seattle
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middle schooler zachary listead took this hard hit in the final minute of his high school football game, his brain was already bleeding from a concussion. >> i was begging god to keep him alive. >> zachary was in a coma and then barely able to walk. that was four years ago. now he's been in intensive rehabilitation ever since. >> reporter: they don't know what i'm going to get back. >> reporter: in 2009, washington state passed zachary's law, which keeps a player with suspected concussion out of the game until a doctor approves. >> our delivery is to help the entire nation. >> reporter: now, congress is considering a federal standard. >> we're looking to change a culture. >> reporter: while zachary wasn't in washington, d.c., his message was. >> if you have like a headache or anything while you're playing a sport, tell someone about it.
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and don't go back into the game. because when in doubt, sit them out. >> reporter: zachary listead may never play sports again. but he is back on his feet. in los angeles, sandra hughes, wjz eyewitness news. >> and new at 5:00, more on how this issue is affecting teen athletes here in maryland. mammograms aren't as helpful as many believe they are. that is the word from research behind a stunning new study. mary bubala has more. >> reporter: these health experts say cancer screening is not the primary reason for a reduced risk for modern women. researchers say most of the reduced risk is due to better screening and treatment of the disease. of the 10%, only a third is due to the screening itself. despite the study, they estimate that mammograms reduce
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the world cancer rates down. denise, back to you. >> all right. thank you, mary. the study appears in the new england journal of medicine. several police officers in new york city, are recovering today, following a hard landing. officials say a mechanical problem forced the chopper they were riding in. six people were on board, including two police scuba divers and a trainee. several passengers suffered minor back and neck injuries. everyone is expected to be okay. police are investigating another workplace shooting. this time in nebraska. officers say the workers entered the lunch room and opened fire. the man wounded three people before police say he walked outside and shot and killed himself. police have not released information about the possible motive for the shooting. republicans want to repeal the president's healthcare plan. and replace it with a smaller version. that's just one part of their
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design to make government smaller. joel brown reports for we'll from wash -- for wjz from washington. republicans say their pledge to america shows how they'll turn things around if they win in november. >> our government has failed us. >> reporter: gop leaders paid a visit to a small business in virginia thursday to roll out their proposal. it calls for cutting $100 billion out of government programs, except the military. it would live bush-era tax cuts in place for everyone and it would repeal president obama's healthcare plan, replacing it with a smaller version! with this pledge, republicans will save the american dream, as it drowns in a sea of red ink. we will not allow the torch of liberty to be mortgaged. >> reporter: as they unveiled the plan, republican leaders called on democrats to join them and start work on it right away. but that's unlikely. most democrats made it clear, they reject the pledge to america. >> if this is implemented, what
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we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: as for voters, polls showed the economy and the deficit are top concerns. the ones we talked to had their own proposals. >> stop spending more money than we're taking in. >> we need to forget about healthcare and think about the people who are losing their homes to foreclosure. >> i'd like for them to start working together. not be so separated. >> reporter: but with midterm elections less than six westbounds away, chances of both parties working together are pretty slim. >> joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> not all republicans agree with the new plan. some conservatives think it still leaves government too big. some party activists wanted it to include social issues, like a ban on same-sex marriage. preparations are being made in chile. jessica is live in the newsroom now with more on the story.
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jessica? >> the rescue drilling is moving along, thanks in part to the help from the miners themselves. yesterday, the men were able to locate pieces. that drill hole will now be widened. so crews on the surface can lower a human-sized capsule into the miner and pull them back up. officials say that whole thing will be done by early november. more than a month ahead of initial estimates. >> although it may be their first instinct, the miners will be advised not to return immediately home to their families. instead, mine officials want them all to go to a hospital. a race against time. rescuers in new zealand are struggling to save beached whales today. and as rita nielsen reports. >> volunteers pour buckets of water to keep two dozen stranded pilot whales alive. but some 50 have arrived.
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they either browned or were injured by the rocks. >> see the beautiful creatures? you gotta at least try. >> 100 volunteers are working in the bitter cold. it's windy enough to uproot trees. >> there's a huge swell coming in from the storm that we've had over the last few days. and it's just logistically a nightmare to get people in here. >> reporter: rescuers say the surviving whales are in good condition. they're being moved to a beach with calmer waters to be released back into the ocean. >> looking around and wondering what is happening. >> reporter: so many get stuck because pilot whales have strong social bonds and try to help each other. >> it is the second mass beachings in more than a month. feels more like midsummer
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than i recall fall. here's a live look outside. bob has the updated first warning weather. tomorrow will be a little warmer than it was yesterday. and yesterday, we got to 91. today, upper 80s. 3 degrees cooler. one little batch of very light showers. you can barely see them there, just west of washington. just a few clouds here and there. not a bad night at all. but it's going to get more humid and very warm tomorrow. our record high tomorrow is around 95 degrees. we're expecting a high, at least 92. maybe as high as 94. so it's going to be very close to the records. pretty much from new york all the way up and down the east coast. the front out to the west will cool us off considerably this weekend. in fact, by sunday, we'll be talking temperature only in the low 70s.
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denise? >> thank you, bob. let's check on the roads with sharon gibala. >> hi, denise. good afternoon, everyone. a new accident to report. this latest on a major roadway. it's on the jfx. it is reported to be in the northbound lanes. so far, no delays reported there. we have an accident still working on u.s. 40 at patapsco valley state park. and a bunch of accidents in the city. some include north gay at north front. huntsdzington at west 20th. nort president at east fayette. and east belvedere at east northern. and another at west central avenue. we still have that delay on 95 northbound, slow from the beltway. five minutes there, with an average speed of 22 miles an hour. there's a look at your average speeds and drive time on the beltway. slowest spots between 95 and 79520 miles an hour, with a 22- minute drive. 70 is jammed from the patapsco river bridge to the beltway.
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that will cost you about eight minutes with an average speed of 20 miles per hour. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call the cochran firm. visit cochran firm.com for a free consultation. back to you. in today's consumer report, trouble could be brewing for die-hard coffee brewers. officials say starbucks might raise the price of packaged coffee sold through grocery stores. they will maintain or lower the price of espresso drinks. starbucks officials blame the switch on surging coffee bean prices. if you're looking for a good reed, mount vernon is the place to be this weekend. it's the 15th annual baltimore book festival. as ron matz reports, there is a look at music, food and a chance to meet the voices behind the written word. there's a lot going on near the washington monument. you'll want a front-row seat for this weekend's annual baltimore book festival.
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tony artis's 15-year-old daughter jalin thinks it's great. >> i'll be bringing my daughter furthermore. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake says she plans to bring her daughter, too. >> they're going to have a storybook parade and a unicorn versus monster? theatrical performance. so it will be fun for kids. >> reporter: of course, whether it's a fairy tale or a mystery, books are the stars. but there's a lot more cooking in mount vernon this weekend. >> there are cooking demonstrations with the cookbook authors. there's food, music, children's activities. so there are hands-on things you can do. >> last year, the festival had a 4 1/2 million-dollar economic impact on the city and attracted people. big crowds are expected again this year. we're looking forward to that. and we just had a baby. so the children's book stand is over there. so we're looking forward to buying some children's books. >> you'll have a chance to meet some 300 authors this
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background. and it all starts friday at noon. >> we're known to be a sports down. now we're a book town. and 15 years of bringing some of the best authors in the country here to baltimore. and this year is no exception. >> reporter: in mount vernon, ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. >> for a complete baltimore book festival schedule, log onto our website, click on the local news section. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. bus driver fired when a -- what a passenger's cell phone caught him doing behind the wheel. and katie is not kid- friendly. why sesame street pulled her performance. and we'll have a cooldown. bob is updating your first warning weather forecast. ♪
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in portland, a transit agency fires a bus driver after a videotape of the driver apparently reading an electronic book as he drove
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onto a busy interstate. the agency received several complaints about the driver prior to this incident. the driver claims he was not reading. no word whether he plans to appeal. the death toll in that massive pipeline explosion in northern california continues to rise. three more bodies have been found in san bruno, bringing the total number of victims to 7. the explosion earlier this month leveled 40 homes. pacific gas and electric company released a list of its 100 riskiest pipeline transmissions. the segment in san bruno was not on the list. the company says it will wait before determining the cause of the explosion to see if its inspectors miss the something. a brutal home invasion trial in connecticut. jeff glor reports from new haven, connecticut. >> reporter: the latest paints a picture of a simple robbery, gone horribly wrong. on wednesday, a police detective gave a gripping account of a confession given
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by defendant steve hayes. hayes recounted how things got, quote, quickly out of control. >> this is a powerful testimony. because these are the words of the defendant himself, as to the savagery that these two imposed on this family. >> reporter: hayes told police that his accomplice entered the presidentit home through an unlocked door and beat william petit with a baseball bat. quote, the man began screaming and there was blood all over the place. petit spoke in court. >> another painful day for the family. and i think everybody saw that from the testimony. >> reporter: it was the explanation of the rapes that was most chilling. hayes says he escorted jennifer hawk-petit to the bank, where she withdrew $15,000. and when they returned, the other suspect had already raped 15-year-old sargella. he said he told her to have sex
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with the mother to even things up. she was later strangled to death. >> jurors saw surveillance video of hayes purchasing gas that jurors -- prosecutor says was used to set the house on fire in order to cover their tracks. they detailed how smoke inhalation took the lives of daughters haley and mckale a. -- michaela. there was smoke in her lungs showing it took several minutes for her to pass away. >> reporter: when it came time for him to testify, william petit and others left the courtroom. pop star appearing. the children's show won't air this tape of perry. she wore a gold bustier top as she sang a child-friendly version of her hit song "hot and cold."
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parents complained that it was too revealing for a kids set. speaking of young stars. beaver fever is -- bieber fever is finally here. justin bieber's acting debut is set. >> reporter: the new season of csi kicks off with a bang. and with the help of teenage heartthrob and singing sensation, justin bieber. >> i say bring it on. >> he's got an enormous following. he's ador obviously. he's very talented. -- adorable. >> i think it's time to see him do some acting. >> where's your gun, your badge, your vest? are you off work or something? >> it will entice a new audience to the show. >> a new audience that might not know me will now see me. it works both ways. >> better hurry. >> so what's it like to play a
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troubled teen on thursday night's biggest show? >> i liked working with george. >> i need to get my claws in as soon as possible. it was pretty intense. >> he was really cool, pretty nice. helped me get into my character. >> what are you going to do, nick? give the kid a lollipop? >> clearly has his challenges. >> hardest part is remembering the lines. because they keep changing them. >> don't police the season premiere of csi tonight at 9:00 here on wjz. >> he could do this show. that's for sure. the battle over who owns the phrase "who dat" is already in court. louisiana is pushing to keep the phrase long used as a cheer as a trademark. now, the term belongs to a company called who dat incorporated. the company is owned by two brothers who penned a song in the '80s who penned the phrase. they are now suing local
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businesses in new orleans who sell who dat merchandise. >> i think i'm on the side of the city on this one. bob turk has a look at the weather after this commercial weather after this commercial break.k.,,,,,,,, tax on everything you buy?
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weather after this commercial break.k.,,,,,,,, that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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it's officially fall. i know some people want it to be a little cooler. but i'm saying, keep it here as long as you can. >> there's pictures of the snow storms from last winter. brings back some very, very sharp memories. sooner or later, that's going to happen. so yes, it's been quite a summer. today is the first full day of fall. and once again, it was really, our average temperatures were just like they were in august or july. up close to 90. right now, 87. the dew point, about the same as yesterday. but it's about 3 degrees cooler. not a big difference. but a little dryer. south winds at 6. barometer 30.11. currently holding steady. 83. to our west. cooler and dryer today.
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south of us, a little warmer. 90, 91. 79 in oakland, where it's much higher up. the dew point is coming up. sticky night. probably only in the mid-60s to about 70 downtown. tomorrow, probably going to break 90. a lot of places. the record high tomorrow is 95. our predictions may be 92, 93. could get to 94. all depends on the exact wind flow. if a little wind comes off the bay. it cools you down. if it's right on the mountains, downsloping. that's when you really get warm temperatures. and they could happen tomorrow. although we have southerly winds tomorrow. a little southwesterly wind ahead of a front. there's the front. this is making progress to the east. looks pretty wet right now. but most of that activity is going to pass well to the north. the front will get through the region. but not until noon on saturday. behind it, cooler and dryer air moves in. looks like a pleasant weekend. in the meantime, winds go to the southwest. and that's where all of that heat comes in. 95 in many spots.
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in the alabama, tennessee and carolinas. that's moving, generally. look how big that warm front is. north of it, there's range. and much cooler temperatures. tomorrow, a very warm day, all up and down the east coast. the front should come through, totally dry. just a few clouds associated with it. then it turns cooler saturday afternoon. humidity starts dropping. and all of a sudden, temperatures start to fall once again. i mentioned a minute ago. tropical storm. now we have matthew. just came in at 5:00. winds just at 40. this storm moving to the west. expected to head through the caribbean. probably around belize, may become a hurricane. but after that, there's a huge spread on where where it will go no one knows at this point where it will go. this one has the potential to be a real nasty mess. this is something we'll be watching all weekend long. south winds, 10 to 15 knots.
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bay temp, around 74 degrees. tonight, let's call it a warm night, considering our normal low is in the low 50s. 64 tomorrow back up in the low to mid-90s again. a lot of sunshine. and very warm and humid today. much cooler temps for the weekend. >> okay, thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. more marylanders have unnecessary procedures. hospitals under review. i'm de,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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coming up next on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. another hospital suspected of
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performing unnecessary procedures. fbi agents are aggressively looking for this man who they say went on a crime spree, including four states, including maryland. why police say he is armed and very dangerous. deadly crash. the family of a truck driver who plunged off a bridge to miss hitting someone. eyewitness news at 5:00 starts now. hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> and i'm vic carter. kai is off today. >> state officials are investigating another maryland hoit